The slogan for this year’s edition of the International Day of the Educating City is: “The Educating City leaves no one behind”. From the IAEC Secretariat, we hope that both the slogan and the initiatives organised on the occasion of the celebration of the International Day (on November 30), will continue positioning education as a great political leverage to correct inequalities and generate well-being.
Now more than ever, Educating Cities must stand by the people who need the most support to make this recovery inclusive. This will require strengthening municipal action in the light of the values of the Charter, namely equal opportunities, inclusion, social progress and sustainable growth.
It is time to join forces, work together and seek alliances to catapult education as a central axis of recovery. Shielding and prioritising investment in education, boosting lifelong learning, promoting entrepreneurship, supporting research, fostering social innovation and improving employability are, among others, some of the key strategies to be prioritised.